Introducing VISION – the Freight2020 user group conference

Freight2020 users from all over Australia and New Zealand are invited to attend VISION, the Freight2020 users’ group conference at Rydges Melbourne on Wednesday 22 March 2017.

Each and every day in Australia and New Zealand there are hundreds of transport industry professionals using Freight2020 to manage operations, fleet, warehousing, HR, financials, and compliance, while many thousands of truck drivers and freight customers are interacting with live system data through the Freight2020 Driver Mobility app and Online Customer Portal respectively.
With feedback from business managers and everyday users contributing towards Freight2020 development, and the roadmap for Freight2020 development continually evolving, the VISION conference will focus on the alignment between user experience, business imperatives, regulatory requirements, and technological advancement.

Unveiling new user interface for Freight2020

Andrew Power of CMS Transport Systems

Andrew Power, Software Development Manager, CMS Transport Systems

Throughout 2016 the CMS Transport Systems development team has been working on the creation of a new user interface (“UI”) for Freight2020. The digital transformation project is led by CMS’ Software Development Manager, Andrew Power.

“I’m a Mac user at work by preference, so the flat design style of iOS really appeals to me,” Andrew said. “We are incorporating both material design and flat design philosophies with our approach to the new Freight2020 UI. It’s exciting to start unveiling it progressively.”

At Freight2020 VISION, Andrew Power will be presenting what’s new, and previewing what’s next in Freight2020 system development. The entire CMS software development team will be available on the day to field technical questions from IT managers, consultants, and administrators.

Optimising all aspects of transport and logistics business management

The Freight2020 national implementation team includes CPAs and other highly-qualified specialists with immense experience in optimising business processes for transport and logistics businesses of all kinds and sizes. Many of CMS Transport Systems’ implementation and help-desk experts will be accessible to users at Freight2020 VISION.

Neil Foley of CMS Transport Systems

Neil Foley, Operations Manager, CMS Transport Systems

Workshop sessions will concentrate on various aspects of the business from operations management to payroll and financial accounting, warehouse management, human resources management, subcontractor management, workshop and fleet maintenance management, heavy vehicle and driver compliance management, mobility and fatigue management system integration, and customer service. Expert tips will benefit all users of Freight2020 from ‘beginner’ to ‘advanced’.

“A forum like Freight2020 VISION is a great way for experts and users to share knowledge,” said Neil Foley, Operations Manager of CMS Transport Systems. “Our department’s mission is to see everyone in the Freight2020 user community getting the most out of their Freight2020 systems, and running their businesses as efficiently and profitably as possible.”

Beyond Freight2020 with advanced service offerings and integrations

Also presenting focus sessions at Freight2020 VISION will be senior technical support personnel from Progress, the global company behind OpenEdge, Freight2020’s development environment, and several Australian technology partners offering integrated products and services such as advanced driver fatigue management and geo-tracking systems integrated with Freight2020.

Grant Walmsley, General Manager, CMS Transport Systems

Grant Walmsley, General Manager, CMS Transport Systems

“Technology will continue to drive the road freight transport industry in Australia,” said Grant Walmsley, general manager of CMS Transport Systems. “Larger companies are generally using the full suite of Freight2020 solutions with advanced integrations. Smaller companies are finding Freight2020 more accessible with SaaS and BYOD helping to even-out the playing field. Compliance and safety are overriding concerns for the entire industry, so it’s important to understand how our technology partners are continually working on new ways of managing these vital issues.”

Freight2020 user case studies from Australia and New Zealand

CMS Transport Systems has a long history of development in direct response to the needs and ideas of user organisations. For example, the development of the mobile app for Freight2020 Driver Mobility was a world-first breakthrough inspired by Victorian freight carriers, Asixa. The recent launch of Freight2020 MDBA came about through the need to assist larger customers with data protection.

“The Freight2020 VISION conference is not just an opportunity for CMS to showcase what’s in store for users going forward. Some of our customers will be presenting their own case studies involving deployment of Freight2020 systems in Australia, and also in New Zealand. It’s an opportunity for everyone to learn through the demonstration and sharing of current industry best-practices by some of the most successful companies in the business,” Grant said.

Road transport industry analysis presented by special guest speaker

Tim Suffield, Associate Director, ANZ

Tim Suffield, Associate Director, ANZ – Client Insights & Solutions

Tim is an Associate Director within ANZ’s Client Insights and Solutions Team and has authored and presented numerous Road Transport related analytical reports.

Tim’s responsibilities include financial analysis across industry segments to evaluate and examine trends and provide commercial insights and funding solutions to clients. In addition to peer and industry analysis, Tim supports new to bank relationships through corporate finance analysis.

Prior to working at ANZ, Tim spent over five years with KPMG’s Corporate Finance and Debt Advisory team where he assisted many corporates to raise and re-structure debt. Tim has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Monash University, and a Bachelor of Engineering (1st Class Honours) also from Monash.

You can read recent articles quoting Tim as published in the online magazines ATN FullyLoaded and OwnerDriver.

Invitations to Freight2020 VISION in Melbourne 2017

Introducing VISION – the Freight2020 user group conference to be held in Melbourne, Australia

CMS’ customer contacts and regular newsletter subscribers will automatically receive an invitation to Freight2020 VISION via email, with reminders leading up to the conference date. Early-bird discount accommodation will be available for interstate and overseas participants.

If you’re not on any CMS mailing list and would like to receive an invitation to Freight2020 VISION, you can register here (the subscription box in the right-hand column of this page) or email